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starts at 10:00 a.m. at city hall. >> president obama's nominee for c.i.a. director, john brennan, will be in the spotlight on capitol hill today. he is expected to come underfire at the confirmation hearing for supporting the c.i.a.'s controversial drone program and the bushel enhanced entering tactics. we go to washington, dc, with the latest. >> good morning, kristen. today we get a rare public look into the u.s. secret drone program that president obama has used more than president bush that has come under heavy criticism. >> president obama's pick for c.i.a. director, john brennan, could face serious heat from members of the president's own party at the confirmation hearing this afternoon, democrats will likely demand answers about the use of unmanned drones to attack u.s. enemies overseas. brennan is the point person on drones, who signs off on the "kill" list. >> i suggest that these targeted strikes against al qaeda terrorists be ethical and just. >> the use of drones has grown 700 percent under the obama administration. we learned yesterday that america has a secret base
of the storm, a dumped four to 5 in. of snow an hour. >> president obama declared a state of emergency in connecticut yesterday. the emergence of a declaration will provide federal aid to the state and local response efforts. >> connecticut's governor is lifted a travel ban on state roads and has urged residents to stay off of them if possible. >> meanwhile in new york snow plows were busy along the long island expressway. expressway was closed in both directions yesterday until 5:00 as crews continued to dig. a hundredth of course that stuck on expressway during the height of the blizzard on friday. >> new york gov. andrew cuomo said in a neighboring states were hit worst by the blizzard. he is deploying utility workers and snowplows to help new england bounceback from the snow storm. >> in southern california watch in the latest for the man cut for christopherc d dorner , the former laws angeles police officer suspect in three killings was the subject of a manhunt in southern california. >> swat teams are looking through the snow-covered mountains in big bear were the 33 year-old fug
. >>> true hero. apple ceo cook will sit near first lady michelle obama for president obama state of the union address tomorrow. cook announced in december that apple would be making some computers in the united states. speculation is that he might be pointed out as an example of tech executive investing in american manufacturing. mrs. mrs. obama also invited that as engineer who spent his childhood in the bay area and famous for the hair do during the mars curiosity mission. the president may use him to represent the success of nasa. >> first lady also invited parents of murdered chicago teen to sit with her. pendleton shot and killed last month just days after performing during president obama inauguration parade. authorities today filed murder charges against 2 gang members in the case. >> issue of gun control is cas casting big shah 0over the state of the union. each member of congress allowed to bring one guest to the president annual speech and more than 20 democrat bringing victims of gun violence as their guest. in the mean time texas republican steve stockman bringing
weekly address president obama said bad decisions by congress over deficit reduction in washington could hurt the u.s. economic recovery. >> we can't just cut our way poprosperrity. it hasn't worked in the past and it won't work today. it coo slow down our recovery. it could weaken our economy. and it could cost us jobs. not just now, but in the future. >> as he has done in past, the president today called for a balanced approach that would eliminate tax loopholes for the wealthiest americans and large corporations. >>> meanwhile the white house released this photo of president obama skeet shooting at camp david. the photo was taken back in august, but was released to answer skeptics who doubted mr. obama knew how to shoot. a tbs congresswoman questioned mr. obama's statements that he enjoys the sport and respects the traditions of hunting. >>> in turkey police have confirmed the identity of the suicide bomber who attacked an american embassy. police released this security video the bomber moments before he ignited the bomb. the terrorist group that claim responsible for the bombing no
to connect to social sites. >> michelle obama and a mid-life crisis and what she is saying how she is handling it. but, first, a texas couple wanted to give their young son a brother or sister but they got four. four. whatall right that's a fifth-flr problem... ok. not in my house! ha ha ha! ha ha ha! no no no! not today! ha ha ha! ha ha ha! jimmy how happy are folks who save hundreds of dollars switching to geico? happier than dikembe mutumbo blocking a shot. get happy. get geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more. >> santa clara, san francisco, east bay, and all the bay area, this is abc7 news. >> live doppler 7 hd, are you ready for the wet weather? it has been a while since we had to deal with it. it is here in the storm of "scout" showers. the more organized wet weather is getting itself established to our north as we talked about. by 7:00, that will move into the north bay. ahead of that, it is mild in the mid-to-upper 40's and 51 right now in oak. we will have light showers through 7:00 and the heaviest showers from 7:00 to 1:00 o'clock and scattered sho
house, president obama will award citizens medals to the six adults killed in the newtown school shooting. the sedge educators who died dedicated their -- six educators who died dedicated their lives to the school and the community. a dozen other americans will be awarded the presidential citizens' medal at the white house today. >>> senate republicans successny blocked a vote on president obama's nominee for secretary of defense, chuck hagel. coming up at 7:15, what this means for the current defense secretary, leon panetta. yesterday was supposed to be his last day on the job. he says he's looking forward to coming back to monterey to take care of his ranch. >> yeah. >>> a lot of people are off. they don't have to work like you and i. it's presidents day. you are still watching the commute. >> that's right. i'm gonna be here on monday, too. >> i know you will be here, too. it will be the same even better on monday. some people don't have to go to work. some people will. we're looking at the commute on some of the major freeways. there are people out there, westbound on 80 as yo
obama would be heading towards failure if the white house were to get ahead of them. >> more on gas prices climbing again. the state average sitting at $4.16 for a gallon of regularly. -- regular. >>> it's 7:06. we'll be back with more in a couple of minutes. let's take be a live peek outside on this monday, president's day, a holiday, as you can see on the roadways here. there's been hardly any traffic. we'll be right back. [ crickets chirping ] [ traffic passing ] ♪ [ music box: lullaby ] [ man on tv, indistinct ] ♪ [ lullaby continues ] [ baby coos ] [ man announcing ] millions are still exposed to the dangers... of secondhand smoke... and some of them can't do anything about it. ♪ [ continues ] [ gasping ] new nehoney bunches of oats greek yoherehe we go.e grain. honehoy corncoflakes and chunks of greek yogurt. i'i'm tasting both the yogurt and the honey at the same time. i'm like digging this yogurt thing. i feelfe healthy. new how ney bunches of oats gre. when yenour allergies start, doctdoors recommend taking one non-drowsy claritin every dayy duridung your allergy seas
. >> larry: thank you. in the midst of a critical budget standoff in washington, president obama will sit down for an exclusive interview with anchor dan ashley tomorrow. dan joins us live from the white house where the president and lawmakers are facing a tight deadline. a great opportunity for you tomorrow? >> reporter: it is a great opportunity. thanks very much. good evening from washington. i'm here at the white house whereas you said i will have a chance to speak with president obama directly one on one in an exclusive interview. ask him about a number of things and one of those things we will discuss is the budget deal that is now being debated here in washington. you know there is a major deadline looming here in just ten days time, $85 billion in automatic spending cuts will take effect. president believes with disastrous consequences for ordinary americans. he is putting a lot of pressure on congressional republicans to do something to come up with a deal to keep that from happening. today, he issued a dire warning. >> people will lose their jobs. the unemployment rate might tic
into the same-sex marriage debate. late yesterday oat obama administration filed a legal brief with the u.s. supreme court urges justices to strike down the federal defense of marriage act which defines marriage as only between a man and a woman. the move is not a surprise but when abc7 news anchor dan ashley asked president obama about this issue wednesday during his exclusive one-on-one interview with him at the white house, the president was noncommittal, saying that he needed to confer with the solicitor general about the proper legal strategy they should take. the supreme court is set to take up the same-sex marriage issue in late march. >>> members of the a high school band from crockett are looking for help to find the burglars who ripped off the band room this week. several thousand of musical instruments and electronics were stolen sometime between 6:00 p.m. tuesday and 6:00 a.m. wednesday. the school is asking people to be on the lookout for musical items on sale on the internet. >>> two dozen young athletes from a high school returned from the trip of a lifetime. they went to c
. >>> in his weekly address today, president obama called on congress to take a balanced approach on the deficit. to keep the u.s. economy on the upswing. >> for example, we need to lower the cost of health care and programs like medicare that are the biggest drivers of our deficit. without just passing the burden off to seniors. and these reforms must go hand in hand with eliminating excess spending in our tax code. >> the president said wealthy individuals and large corporations should not have access to tax look holes and deductions not available to average americans. >>> the white house released this video of president obama skeet shooting in camp david and it was taken in august and it was answering skeptics to those who thought he didn't know how to shoot. a tennessee woman says he respects the sport of hunting. and democrats are pushing for tougher gun control legislation in congress. >>> a first of its kind event in concord, today, was aimed at keeping student athletes healthy on the field and off. the volunteers from the medical center offered health screenings for studen
tonight from abc news reporter jonathan karl. >> one count president obama has already used unmanned cia croan to strike more than 300 suspected terrorists targets. even more than his predecessor. but today we learn just how much authority the administration believes it has to kill without trial or evidence suspected terrorists. even american citizens. newly disclosed justice department document says american citizens tied to al qaeda can be killed if quote an informed high level official believes the target poses an imminent threat. document says it quote does not require the government to have clear evidence. case in point. this american citizen and top al qaeda leader link to several terror attack. he was killed in a 2011 drone strike. human wreaths advocate say the justice department memo goes way too far and. >> justifies essentially a claim that the executive branch can be judge jury and executio executioner. >>reporter: as soon as he became president barack obama stopped cia tactic like world trade center boarding that he considered torture but this justifies out right killin
for difficult dry. i am try to deter you. --a difficult drive the. >> president obamas pressing congress to avert automatic budget cuts due to take effect unless and two weeks. >> the president will make his appeal during a white house event this morning. he will be joined by a merger to responders, a group of workers that white house says could be affected and state and local governments lose federal money as a result of the cuts. >> the 85 million--the 85 billion in across-the-board cuts is known as the sequestered. >> the white house wants to offset the sequestered with the combination of targeted spending cuts and tax revenue. >> we're learning of a possible motive and the newtown, conn. massacre. >> cbs news, citing sources close to the case, is reporting that adam lanzsa, the gunman who killed 20 children and six adults at sandy hook elementary on december 14th, was obsessed with another mass murder. >> the reporter says,lanza was fascinated with anders breivik, the metal killed 77 people in norway in 2011. reports indicate lanza wanted to top that death toll. the sources in the re
. president obama says the cuts don't have to happen. the problem is republicans won't compromise. >> are they seriously prepared to inflict more pain on the middle class because they refuse to ask anything more of those at the top? >> reporter: louisiana's republican governor bobby jingle called it a political theater. >> families out there, businesses have had to tighten their belts, do more than less. we're talking about less than 3%. let's be clear about this. >> reporter: six weeks into his term as virginia senator, democrat tim cain has washington should go back to the basics. >> let's get rid of the gimmicks, get back to ordinary budgeting, just like what happens in every state capitol every year. >> reporter: senate democrats plan to vote on a measure this week to replace the cuts for another year, but with $85 billion at stake, there is still no deal in sight. >>> more details now on how the sequester cuts will affect us right here in california. the white house today estimated that defense spending would be cut to the tune of $469 million. that includes furloughs for wor
by the white house. it's a picture of mr. obama as you see skeet shooting at camp david, something he told new republic magazine, quote we do all the time. >>> from the cbs 5 weather center good evening everybody. sure mild conditions so why an advisory you need to know about? pinpoint forecast as eyewitness news continues. wow. take a look at that. . >>> running back frank gore has accomplished an awful lot in his eight years in san francisco. >> nobody does it bert than frank gore. nobody. >> gore is the franchise's all-time leader and on sunday he'll have a chance to add a super bowl to that resume. at super bowl xlvii, i'm kenneth. it goes straight to the bank. oh. oh look the lion is out! no mommy no! don't worry honey, it only works on checks. deposit checks from your smartphone with chase quickdeposit. just snap a picture, hit send and done. take a step forward and chase what matters. people on the field -- could serve as a big inspiration. 10-year-old . >>> right before super bowl xlvii kicks off tomorrow, one of the smallest people on this field could serve as the biggest inspiratio
isikoff is following this story for us. good morning. >> good morning. drone strikes, the obama's administration weapon of choice against terrorists are coming under new scrutiny after a disclosure of a justice department document obtained by nbc news that justifies the targeted killing of americans suspected of being top al qaeda leaders. this is as john brennan faces his nomination today pp a major reversal from the white house pp after years of secretsity, president obama directed to share with members of the house and senate intelligence committees a classified memo laying out the legal drowns for drone strikes targeting u.s. citizens who are suspected operational leaders of al qaeda. >> the news came after this white paper that summarized the legal arguments for targeting u.s. citizens who were sus secretaried al qaeda leaders such as a lackey kic al awlaki been charged for a crime. they call it a lawful ability of self defense and concluded they did not require that the target was plotting a specific attacks in the immediate future. the content contents of the memo drew sh
the president could affect the supreme court decision. >> reporter: we are hearing that the obama administration is considering urging the united states supreme court to overturn proposition 8 california's ban on same sex marriage. the administration has one week to file what is called a friend of the court brief with the supreme court. legal experts say while the court operates independently the president's opinion does carry weight with the justices. >> the president in his state of the union address or his inauguration address made a statement highley and aggressively in favor of same sex marriage i think. that is a pretty powerful statement. >> we are thrilled to have the president on board and hoping for the right outcome from the court. >> reporter: there is no official announcement from the white house and ap is report that a senior official said that no decision has been made yet on whether or not to file that brief. critics argue that the presidents should not weigh in on a state matter but certainly the ruling on the ban on same sex marriage could set a precedent. the court is set to
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